NGMC hospitals recognized for maternal, infant care

The Georgia Perinatal Quality Collaborative (GaPQC), a group working to improve the quality of care for Georgia mothers and babies, recently recognized NGMC’s Women & Children’s Services for their work to improve maternal and infant health care.

NGMC received more awards than any other health system in the state:

Galaxy Award: NGMC hospitals in Braselton, Gainesville and Habersham each received this award which recognizes hospitals exhibiting profound engagement with the GaPQC and Maternal Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Initiatives. ECHO allows physicians, nurses and healthcare workers to stay current with best-practices and availability of resources across the state. By educating providers in the communities, patient care can be positively impacted.

Alpha Award: NGMC as whole received this award for showcasing a steadfast commitment to data transparency and accountability.

Path to Excellence Award: The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at NGMC Braselton and NGMC Gainesville each received this award for their tireless dedication to advancing maternal and infant health by spearheading initiatives that focus on education, training and capacity-building within their respective regions.

Stellar Impact Award: The NICU teams at NGMC Braselton and NGMC Gainesville, along with the Mother/Baby Unit at NGMC Gainesville, received this award for showcasing exemplary dedication and innovation in implementing evidence-based strategies to effectively address hypertension-related (high blood pressure) challenges.

GaPQC was formed in 2012 to address Georgia’s continued ranking as one of the 10 worst states for maternal death.